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After the arrest of the former RAF terrorist Daniela Klette, investigators arrested another person a short time later.

However, the identity is still unclear.

"We cannot say at this point who it is," said Friedo de Vries, the President of the Lower Saxony State Criminal Police Office, at a press conference.

A tip from November 2023 led the investigators on the trail of the now arrested former left-wing terrorist Daniela Klette.

"It turned out that the tip turned into a real lead," said de Vries.

Even after the program “File number XY... unsolved” a few weeks ago, numerous tips were received, according to the investigators.

These would now be evaluated.

Investigators said a judge at the Verden district court issued a total of six arrest warrants for the 65-year-old for various robberies.

She is now in a correctional facility.

According to the information, Klette did not deny her identity.

However, she did not confirm it when she was arrested, according to the investigators.

The 65-year-old has not yet made any statement about the specific allegations.

Lower Saxony's Interior Minister Daniela Behrens (SPD) spoke of the arrest as a "milestone" in German crime history.

The politician spoke of one of the greatest manhunt successes in Lower Saxony in recent decades and an important day for the security authorities throughout Germany.

The arrest is a “masterpiece” of the joint work of the Lower Saxony State Criminal Police Office (LKA) and the Verden public prosecutor’s office.

Behrens emphasized that it was an important signal in the fight against terrorism.

"Terrorists can never feel safe," said the SPD politician.

"We do not forget.

We continue to investigate tirelessly.”

Confident that the other two suspects will also be caught

Investigators arrested Klette in Berlin-Kreuzberg on Monday evening.

At the time she was alone in the apartment in an apartment building.

The Verden public prosecutor's office and the Lower Saxony LKA have been searching for former RAF terrorists Daniela Marie Luise Klette as well as Burkhard Garweg and Ernst-Volker Staub for decades.

At the press conference, Justice Minister Kathrin Heike Wahlmann said she was “confident” that the other two suspects would also be caught.

Federal Interior Minister Nancy Faeser described the arrest on the sidelines of her visit to the Peruvian capital Lima as a “great success for the police and investigative authorities of the state of Lower Saxony and the federal government.”

And further: »The constitutional state has shown its persistence and staying power.

No one should feel safe underground.”

The RAF is responsible for 33 murders from the 1970s to the early 1990s.

In 1977 she killed Federal Prosecutor General Siegfried Buback.

Twelve years later, the then Deutsche Bank boss Alfred Herrhausen died in an explosive attack.

The terrorist group officially disbanded in 1998 and was no longer active.